Soulmate

"Soulmate", poetry by Roshan James

My everyday hope Is to find you more and more In every detail

Long love

"Long love", poetry by Roshan James

A long time ago I made myself a promise To settle for nothing less than sublimity Even if every moment of falling in love With the crude beauty of people and places Would render heartbreak inevitable And would require a daily sacrifice To stay open, to stay vulnerable And to learn deeply That the beauty […]

Country love song

"Country love song", poetry by Roshan James

Warm summer nights Sweet sultry air Will you come to my door? Will you kiss me right here?   Will you sing to me sweetly This old country song The one with two lovers Bravely taking night on The one where he loves her And she loves him too A song warm and lovely A […]

Light in the depth

"Light in the depth", poetry by Roshan James

I dipped a toe To test the warmth Of waves beckoning me Drawing my feet into the shallow tide Innocent in depth and clarity Belying an unexpectedly strong pull Unnoticeably inching me out To unfamiliar and unattempted water Until the ocean floor sank away from my feet And fear would have felt right If not for […]

Happiest

"Happiest", poetry by Roshan James

The happiest moment in my life Is this moment and the next In which I realize I am still breathing Everything that has come before Collects into what we call the times of our lives Memories mixed to nurture change Growing us forward

Anticipation

"Anticipation", poetry by Roshan James

How long do we wait For a few moments To let fall the words We can’t bear to keep in For the rush of breath, of song To free our hearts thrumming In anticipation

Trove

"Trove" poetry by Roshan James

Moments between Moments Can you steal just a few? When all you really want Is a trove constant Outside Of time spent like coins Casually jingling In pockets of frivolity Wasted For seeming too little to matter

Paper crowns

"Paper crowns" poem by Roshan James

Kings and Queens With paper crowns What will you do When morning comes? When over-grand Your gestures err And smokened black The breathing air When people ask What will you know? Wisdom-less A showy show? Will you humbly Cede your lack? Or, blowing, heat A hollow stack? How do you play At life so well? […]

For the seeds

"For the seeds" poetry by Roshan James

And for Amos Is the tree ever ready To lose its leaves as one season ends And the wind changes direction? Its seeds scatter the ground Feeling the loss of their source Too soon strewn With each cold kiss of wintry breath Branches wave Remembering a warmer dance Scripting against cloudened sky The root’s exquisite […]

Where the heart dwells in the quiet

"Where the heart dwells in the quiet", poetry by Roshan James

My friends Not for a moment Believe that I forget Our sun-kissed days When a wintry silence Speaks louder Than anything I could say My friend Among the others There are so many Words That cannot be said For the winter of our love Is here Where used to be The scorching summer And Quiet […]